Designed to inform policy leaders and opinion shapers, develop the capacity of next generation leaders, foster dialogue and cooperation on cutting-edge issues, and/or facilitate the exchange of ideas through educational exchanges, National Committee programs engage leading citizens in both the United States and China. While some programs select participants through an application process, most are not open to the general public.

Featured Programs

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    Schwarzman Scholars Partnership

    Fifty Schwarzman Scholars alumni from around the globe came together in Palo Alto to participate in a seminar exploring the role of technology in the U.S.-China relationship. Designed as a deep dive into Silicon Valley, the program included site visits to Google, Suning USA R&D Center, and, an autonomous vehicle company. Expert speakers included NCUSCR Director Jerry Yang, co-founder and former CEO of Yahoo!; Liu Zhen, senior vice president of ByteDance; and Hans Tung, managing partner at GGV Capital.

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    U.S.-China Track II Economic Dialogue

    In January 2019, leading American and Chinese economists as well as business leaders met in New York City at a pivotal moment in the U.S.-China trade talks, to discuss the economic outlook for 2019 in each country; the Trump administration’s trade policies; prospects for a trade deal; technology competition and intellectual property issues; possible structural adjustments and changes in China’s economy; and directions for reform with respect to globalization and international organizations such as the World Trade Organization.

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    U.S.-China Track II Dialogue on the Rule of Law & Human Rights

    In December 2018, experts from the American and Chinese governments, the legal field, and academia convened in Beijing to discuss important and timely issues, ranging from safeguarding human rights, including China’s governance in Xinjiang and U.S. immigration law, to government supervision and accountability, and legal protections for specific groups. The Americans also visited the Supreme People's Court, where they met with President Zhou Qiang, and observed a "virtual" civil trial at the Beijing Internet Court.

Did you know…?

Providing participants an up-close perspective on life inside an American home and the opportunity to form close friendships with their hosts, local homestays have long been a feature of Committee itineraries for Chinese delegations visiting the United States. Although visitors often express trepidation ahead of time, afterwards they regularly cite their homestays as highlights of their visits. Over the years, hundreds of Committee friends have graciously welcomed Chinese visitors into their homes, starting with the first Scholar Orientation Program in 1980 and continuing to the present day, and we continue to be grateful for these wonderful acts of generosity.

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